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 SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2016/17
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By: wskrsnwings (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 02:34 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY continued


2:05 M to the nest with grasses(?) both moving sticks and aerating the bowl.

2:04 WooHoo and YaY. We have a nest bowl. Both H and M were aerating it. I am so excited!!

2:04 Harriet aerating the nest bowl.
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2:07pm M aerating the nest bowl.
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2:07pm Both in the nest
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2:09 H to the spike.

2:12 H fly off

Looks like they are taking turns guarding the nest today.


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 02:35 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONTINUED


12:49 Harriet and a beautiful flight into the nest.

2:04pm Harriet aerating the nest bowl.
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2:04 WooHoo and YaY. We have a nest bowl. Both H and M were aerating it. I am so excited!! scap is both in nest at 2:07pm
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2:05 M to the nest with grasses(?) both moving sticks and aerating the bowl.

2:07pm M aerating the nest bowl.
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2:09 H to the spike.

2:12 H fly off

Looks like they are taking turns guarding the nest today.
Thank You SWFEC team for all your observations!!


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By: wskrsnwings (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 04:35 PM EDT  
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Video Camera VIDEO: https://youtu.be/pNSZIohlKL8

A Day To Hang On & Hang Down~Spot & Grab Sticks In The Wind 10-07-16

Windy conditions continued at the nest this am as H & M perched in the front pine overnight before flying into the nest. We see both lean into the wind and grip their perch firmly to stay in place with a tendon locking mechanism (TLM) that all raptors have. This TLM can engage when the eagles grab at branches, sometimes "too much" which leaves them "hanging" as also happened to both this am. "How does the eagle stay on its perch? In raptors, powerful hind limb muscles produce a strong grasp, and a tendon locking mechanism (TLM) helps sustain grip force. The components of the digital TLM include a 'textured' pad on the ventral surface of each flexor tendon that contains thousands of minute, rigid, well-defined projections called tubercles. The neighboring portion of the surrounding tendon sheath contains a series of transversely running plicae (folds) that often have a proximal slant (i.e. towards the base of the toe). When the flexor tendons are pulled taut, and the digits flexed, the tubercle pad moves proximally over the stationary plicae on the sheath. When resistance to digital flexion is met, the locking elements intermesh and engage and the friction produced prevents slippage of the tendons. This permits digital flexion to be maintained with little or no muscular involvement (Einoder and Richardson 2006)."

M15 successfully grabbed and added the first stick this am
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M15 hung 12 seconds from a branch he tried to grab and break, trying "every which way" to get loose
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Harriet leaning into the wind and gripping the perch branch
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By: wskrsnwings (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 04:43 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY continued

2:53 M vocal.
Missed the switch.

2:57 M flies off and H arrives with a stick.

3:30pm Both Harriet and M are in the nest. M brought nesting material.

it is to early for her to lay eggs right?

Sure is. Maybe she is just testing the fit.

it was actually M laying in the nest. LOL

3:51 M laying in the nest. H returns with a stick with moss on it.

4:00 M to the spike and then to the attic. Both vocal.

4.31 M vocal and leaves nest H follows

4:31 both flew off

They didn't go to the poles. Looks like one is in the front pine.

good eye

I can't tell for sure if that's an eagle or not?

Smile yay, it is them lol

4:40 H back to nest and moves moss stick


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 07:06 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONCLUDED


4.50 H on attic branch, M in front pine.

6:40 zoomie finds adult still in the front right pine.

7:15 both return to the nest, M has grasses.

7:17 (not sure who is who at the pond) one adult flies to the pond followed by the other adult.

7:25 one adult flies to the oct.

7:27 one flies to the attic while the other flies to the front pine from the pond.(I think)

7:28 adult flies from the attic to join the other in the front pine.

Good night Good night Mom and Dad! sleepy
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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Friday, October 07 2016 @ 11:50 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY - SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th

Sitting eagle Good morning everybody!


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Saturday, October 08 2016 @ 09:39 AM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY


wskrsnwngs: 6:00 I am at the nest. Both perched close to each other in front pine.

6:30 GM vocals

600 arrive. Both front pine. Close to each other.
29-30 GM vocals
40 both vocal
44 51 h v
48 skyline
54 movements. H below M. GM v again. M peck H. H peck back
57 both v
700 h v. M stretch wing. Ps
701-03 m then h to nest. H at branch first, gets it.
05 h v. m spike
10 m ground pond area
13 m back nice one. H v then spike
15 m porch

21 h wp DT. Fly at branch. Miss. to another. Gets it.
23 H Back to nest. Places. To spike.
26 M to stable area.

7:38 M to the nest from the spike H fly in with a stick

30 h v
31 m back.
33 h across road behind tree line. M spike.
36 m tracking SW
37 h back from south w stick. M to nest b4 h back.

7:40 M fly off.

741 m back w stick

7:42 M to the spike.

7:44 H fly off

7:45 M to attic

7:48 H back with a stick.

44 h front pine. Try break branch. M attic.
48 H at branch. Hanging but finally it breaks. H back w stick.

7:50 H to spike

7:53 H flies off followed by M.

They flew behind the shopping center and are perched in the dead trees, each in different tree.

8:00 H in with a stick

8:01 M in with a stick. H helping place it.

8:03 M fly off.

8:03 M to lo branch oak tree by pond. To ground. Back w stick.

8:09 M to attic then fly off

8:11 M flies NW.

900 attic. Higher x2. Vocal
01 m back w stick
04 m to tree by pond
06 back w stick. Nice
07 m wp ground
09 m back w stick
10 m move sticks.

9:10 I find M in the nest trying to decide where to put a large branch
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12 h to church tree. Right back as M delivers stick. M spike. H moving sticks.
14 m to stable area.

9:16 H tries to place that same branch. She moves it all over

9:18 M back to the nest to help

H workin that stick
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9:20 squabble vocals - stick placement is important! Lol
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9:21 M to the spike

9:26 M in with a stick

9:31 H to the nest...with a stick maybe??

9:32 M to the attic

9:35 H to the spike

9:40ish H drops to the nest and continues to work that one Y shaped stick
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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Saturday, October 08 2016 @ 09:45 AM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONTINUED


9:45 I am headed home. H flew across road and is perched in tree in tree line.

9:55am both in nest tree one in attic other on porch spike
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